The long-awaited opening of the new shooting season is an integral part of the countryside calendar, and one that is met with much excitement by all involved. The traditional ‘Glorious Twelfth’ this year fell on a Sunday, which meant the highly anticipated first day of grouse shooting had to wait until the 13th of August.
The first day of the season represents a culmination of 9 months of hard work by Gamekeepers and Estate management teams who have worked tirelessly to make the day possible. The financial benefit from sporting estates is received throughout upland communities, with many remote areas benefiting from heightened business during the shooting season.
Often regarded as the “king” of game birds, Red Grouse represent a supreme shooting challenge, one which for many is a highlight of the sporting year. However due to the extreme [...]